gilesdavies
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US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:00 pm

US Airways has quite a large fleet of 757-200's (around 34), and I have read from a source that US Airways seem to be grounding a lot of these in favour of using their A321's.

I know US Airways is keen to expand their Transatlantic routes, and are running there A330 and 767 fleet to max with no further expansions of these aircraft possible.

Why doesn't US Airways follow CO's example and use their 757-200's on some routes. Routes that would be ideal for this is the PHL to SNN, DUB, MAN and GLA, as well as some low density routes to mainland Europe.

I dont really know much info of US Airways' 757-200 fleet, are they shorter range compared to the 757's operated by CO.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:25 pm

Why would MAN be an ideal route? I understand from informed sources that thier A330s operate this route near to capacity, especially during the summer months. If they didn't one would assume that the service would already have been downgraded to a 767.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:48 pm

Would cost them a small fortune to convert their B757s to transatlantic specification I would imagine.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:02 pm

Plus, the interiors of all their 757s have all been reconfigured to higher density seating, from F24Y158 to F8Y185. I don't believe any of them are ETOPS certified.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:17 pm

Wouldn't the 757s flying on the transatlantic routes have to be almost full, to make any profit?
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:25 pm

May not have to be full to make a profit depending on the route.

Although I am not sure but US B757's may not be ETOPS certified. The only way to fly across the Atlantic without being ETOPS certified is to fly way up north across Greenland and Iceland which in turn would limit where you could fly nonstop. Does anyone know about the ETOPS for US?

As far as MAN, the loads are nothing but full, full, full, for any carrier that flies into there. Hence, why CO is upgrading to a B777 starting this summer.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:53 pm

NO ETOPS for the US 757-200.
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:00 am

US Airways 757s are nearly 20 years old and no ETOPS, CO's are less than 10 and are all ETOPs.
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:19 am

US has a mixture of older 757's with quite a few newer ones that are only around 10 years old.
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:52 am

Sorry I should have thought more closely about the MAN-PHL route as you said this be operated by a 762 if it wasn't that popular.

I am just surprised it is operated by an A330-300 as most transatlantic routes operated both out of London and Manchester usually involve smaller equipment on the MAN route as there isn't the same size market compared to London.

Does anyone know the history of the MAN-PHL route has this been operating long and before the A330-300's were used what aircraft did US use?
 
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:18 am


MAN-PHL started May 2000 using 762s and was upgraded to A330s in Feb 2001.

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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:24 am

Anyone got any ideas on how successful they think the PHL - GLA flights will be?
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RE: US Airways 757-200 On Trans Atlantic Routes?

Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:34 am

Know usage of the MAN-PHL service is heavy from the pharmacuticals industry which is big in both areas! Thats the reason Delta used route MAN-JFK-PHL with the DL138.

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